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deferoxamine mesylate for injection, USP Overdosage


Acute Toxicity

Intravenous LD50s (mg/kg): mice, 287; rats, 329.

Inadvertent administration of an overdose or inadvertent intravenous bolus administration/rapid intravenous infusion may be associated with hypotension, tachycardia and gastrointestinal disturbances; acute but transient loss of vision, aphasia, agitation, headache, nausea, pallor, CNS depression, including coma, bradycardia and acute renal failure have been reported.

Acute respiratory distress syndrome has been reported following treatment with excessively high intravenous doses of Deferoxamine Mesylate for injection in patients with acute iron intoxication and in patients with thalassemia.

There is no specific antidote for Deferoxamine mesylate overdose. In case of overdose, discontinue Deferoxamine mesylate and provide symptomatic supportive care.

Deferoxamine mesylate is readily dialyzable.

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